So why do I use the phrase Do Life Better? It came from a series of conversations with people that were asking me how I manage to juggle 5 kids, making time for my spouse and myself all while working professionally full-time. Life will never be perfect so all we can do is to find ways to make it a little better. Since the fall of 2010, I have been on a mission to learn as much as I can through books, online courses, in-person courses and counseling about the parts of my life that seemed out of whack.
Financial Tips Course: This one came first for me because at the beginning of this learning process I had a job change that was a significant pay cut and I had less than $1,000 in the bank. I couldn’t even do a budget because I had no clue how I was spending my money. I started with Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover and watching Suzie Orman on TV. I am now a Dave Ramsey certified financial coach. If you are familiar with the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps my husband and I are now on Baby Step 7 and have been since May of 2017. My financial tips course take his Baby Steps but breaks them down and incorporates some of the tips that have worked well for us. Setting goals for your finances, setting a budget and managing that budget on a regular budget are the three keys to financial success. Learn how to do these three things through this course.
Meal Planning and Prep Tips Course: When I finally did track where my money was going I learned that a huge portion was going towards eating out. As a single mom with two young boys in practices and running around everywhere I thought it was easier to just grab food out but what I realized it wasn’t saving me time, it was making a huge dent in my budget but it also wasn’t reducing stress because I didn’t have a plan. When I started making a plan not only did it save time and money but more importantly it let us sit down and actually have dinner together which is priceless. Getting time to have meals as a family and less stress when it comes to meal times are the goals for this course.
Life Balance Tips Course: When this journey started I was a single mom with two young boys. I felt like I was doing everything poorly and never had time for myself. I needed to spend time in counseling being able to learn how to give myself the permission to make myself a priority. By setting goals for the different parts of my life it not only help me find out what was important it helped me tremendously with time management. If something wasn’t working towards those goals or spending time with the most important people in my life it was cut out. Finding more time in your life is the key benefit of this course.
Healthy Marriage Tips Course: After going through a divorce and several toxic relationships while dating I needed to spend some time figuring out what I had done wrong in those relationships and what I wanted in a future partner. I have been remarried since April of 2014 and now know what it’s like to be in a healthy relationship. We work on it every week not just when things in life are tough. The tips in the course are to help make sure you are on the same page in life when life happens. Because it will.
Parenting Tips Course: I am now a mom of a blended family of 5. Parenting is hard alone when you are married but if you are single parenting or parenting a blended family it can bring on additional challenges. Imagine having to find ways to co-parent with 4 different people. I found myself constantly nagging and reminding them to do things over and over again. Being a bad parent is easy, being a good parent that sets expectations and holds them accountable is hard work. This course helps you have a plan so everyone in the house is helping and on the same page so you can spend less time arguing and more time enjoying time together.
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